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Review: The Exception

— by RON WILKINSON — There are love stories set in wartime, and there are war stories with love affairs. It is a rare film that succeeds in combining a nail-biting spy story with one of redemption through self-sacrifice. This movie does it by combining an ambivalent German SS captain wit[...]

Review: Remember

— by RON WILKINSON — Zev Guttman is a man on a mission, but suffering such severe dementia at an advanced age he can hardly remember what it is. Guided by a written letter, he relies on those around him to refresh his memory. The memories are those of his family killed by the Nazi [&hell[...]

Recap: The 84th Annual Academy Awards

— by ADAM POYNTER — Last night in Los Angeles, the world watched as the stars of Hollywood and beyond descended upon the Kodak Theater for the 84th Annual Academy Awards. Billy Crystal returned for his ninth stint at host, and with it having been 22 years since his first time hosting, he[...]

2012 BAFTA Winners Announced

“The Artist” was named Best Film at tonight’s Orange British Academy Film Awards hosted by Stephen Fry at London’s Royal Opera House. The film also won six other awards: Director, Original Screenplay, Original Music, Cinematography, Costume Design as well as[...]

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Red-Band Trailer

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — Before I begin, let me preface my brief review by saying I’ve viewed the original Millennium Trilogy starring Noomi Rapace. And because of that, my opinion is tainted. While watching those electrifying film adaptations, I was shocked by Rapace’s gritty[...]

The Animated Prologue to ‘Priest’

— by ADAM POYNTER — “Priest” is preparing for its May 13 release in IMAX 3D and traditional 2D. Based on a Korean comic book and directed by Scott Stewart, “Priest” has a cast that will attract all different age ranges and genre lovers. “Priest” stars Paul Bettany as[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Priest’

— by SHERICE ANTOINETTE — This movie is looking better and better. I love the post apocalyptic world in which “Priest” is set. I love the fact that said world is overrun by vampires and that humanity’s only hope is a renegade warrior priest. Although some of the creatures in this t[...]

‘The Sound of Music’ Returning to Theaters Oct. 26

For the first time since 1973, “The Sound of Music” is twirling back into theaters nationwide in high definition to commemorate the musical’s 45th anniversary. This special event will be presented in nearly 500 select movie theaters Oct. 26 at 6:30 p.m. local time. “The Sound of Music[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Priest’ (International Version)

— by CHRIS HYATT — Today’s wisenheimer intro is dedicated to the late Don LaFontaine, aka “The Voice of God” and “the movie announcer guy,” who died two years ago. As you read this next line, please imagine his voice in your mind. In a world besieged by[...]

First Look: ‘Priest’

— by BEN FOWLER — Paul Bettany’s career suicide continues. Not content with wasting his and our time with “Legion,” he’s back to do it all again with “Priest.” The film is loosely based upon the Korean comic of the same name by Min-Woo Hyung. Bettany stars as [...]

Under Review: ‘The Last Station’

— by ALLISON HIGGINBOTHAM — Leo Tolstoy is famous for his stance on passive resistance and belief that all men should be equal. In “The Last Station,” however, the path to these things is not easy. “The Last Station” takes place during the last few days of[...]

Under Review: ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’

— by MARIUSZ ZUBROWSKI — Heath Ledger’s death turned heads back in January of last year; just a couple months before the release of the hyped “The Dark Knight,” in which Ledger played the iconic Batman villain, The Joker — for which he later won an Oscar (becoming[...]

Five Clips from ‘The Last Station’

— by BEN FOWLER — Could you have a more “all-star” team of actors than director Michael Hoffman has assembled for “The Last Station”? Christopher Plummer, Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti and James McAvoy all star in “The Last Station,” based on the biographical[...]

A Featurette from ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’

— by ROBERT DeFEIS — “The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus” is a fantastical morality tale, set in the present day. It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus (Christopher Plummer) and his extraordinary Imaginarium, a travelling show where members of the audience get an irresistible[...]